Courses

By the end of this class, you will know how to define your retirement lifestyle, understand your income needs and create your own personal retirement checklist. Learn investment planning techniques and risk avoidance strategies. Don't get caught unprepared for retirement.


October 22-24, 2019, HCC 0140
Discover reasons why you are unable to sleep at night, struggling with low energy, and why your libido has disappeared. Hormones can influence behavior and mood, give zest for life or leave you dragging. Explore the connection between thyroid, adrenal, and sex hormones, and how you can gain control.


Wednesday, October 2, 2019, HCC 0230
Are you living on your own for the first time or heading off to college and needing to hone your basic kitchen skills? If so, this class is for you. Spend the morning in this crash course on kitchen basics including sanitation, knife skills and essential cooking techniques. Learn to prepare easy meals and dishes sure to impress your friends and make you look like an expert.


Saturday, September 28, 2019, CUL 119
Weave pine needle baskets with Ponderosa needles coiled in native tradition. Finish with different patterns, stitches and embellishments from nature. Materials provided.


Saturday, October 26, 2019, BEC 0152
Impress your friends and learn how to make those pricey, yet beautiful and delicious French cookies: Macarons and Madeleines dipped in chocolate.


Saturday, October 5, 2019, CUL 116
Paleo, Keto, Whole30, DASH, Mediterranean, Vegan - Are you confused about the differences between these popular diets? Wondering which one might be the best for you? This class navigates the philosophies of each diet by highlighting their advantages and shortcomings. Learn how to determine which one might be a good fit for your health goals and lifestyle.


Saturday, July 20, 2019, HCC 0140
Join us for the second in a series of planting workshops! Take your spring planters into the next season and create a showstopper with a mix of beautiful blooms and foliage plants to last through the summer. The plant combinations will be carefully selected to suit the season.


This course contains no sessions at this time.
Avoid spoon-feeding your readers too much exposition and invite them deep into your story. In this Creative Writing Workshop, we'll draw on techniques from prose and poetry that emotionally engage readers and allow them their own discovery while maintaining clarity. We'll look at examples of absorbing prose and poetry, and work with prompts and exercises that help us build a mutually rewarding relationship with our audience.


Saturday, August 17, 2019, HCC 0260
Summer is a great time to explore cooking with plant-based proteins. This class will help you discover a completely new menu of flavor and nutrition to satisfy your palate. Chef Holly will demonstrate proper preparation and cooking techniques using plant-based protein sources.


Wednesday, August 28, 2019, CUL 117
Do you ever find yourself feeling bad about the amount of food you throw in the trash or compost? This class will take a light and humorous approach to teaching you how to use the "bits" you don't know what to do with at the end of the day. Come prepared with an open mind, pen and paper, and a hunger for adventure as you explore the new beginnings of the old scraps!


This course contains no sessions at this time.
Chronic inflammation can cause irreversible damage to joints, bowels, heart and blood vessels and the brain. Inflammatory foods, poor digestion, and chronic stress all contribute to this type of inflammation. Learn about the causes, effects and remedies of this type of inflammation. Explore the anti-inflammatory diets now being used by millions to significantly improve their health, digestion and energy.


Tuesday, August 6, 2019, CHLAB 301
Tuesday, November 19, 2019, CHLAB 301
Join Nurse Practitioner and Certified Eden Energy Medicine Advanced Practitioner Gail Jett to explore the basics of energy healing and energy medicine. Learn the science behind these modalities and ways to augment your own health and well-being with some simple techniques that can increase energy, vitality, mental clarity and focus.


Saturday, July 27, 2019, CHLAB 301
How can you ensure your estate is passed on according to your wishes after you are gone? This class will give you an overview of estate planning and address the preparation and uses for power of attorney, advanced directives, trusts and wills.


Saturday, August 17, 2019, MDR 114
Saturday, October 12, 2019, RTEC 136
How can you ensure your wishes are carried out when you are gone? Find out why living trusts are essential regardless of wealth. This overview of estate planning addresses probate, estate and capital gains taxes, health and long-term care planning, and legal and financial options.


Wednesday, August 28, 2019, BEC 0154
Wednesday, October 9, 2019, BEC 0152
Wednesday, November 6, 2019, BEC 0152
Streamline your work in Excel by managing multiple worksheets, and using conditional formatting and IF functions.


October 23-25, 2019, CHLAB 207
December 4-11, 2019, CHLAB 207
This course is for experienced Excel users who want to learn tools including Flashfill, Styles, Text to Columns, Grouping Worksheets, SubTotals, PivotTables, Macros and more.


Wednesday, November 13, 2019, CHLAB 207
Explore your creativity with oil painting. Learn concepts in composition such as design, color and value. Take inspiration from still life in a fun and encouraging environment. Class includes demonstrations, hands-on participation and design coaching.


Thursday, October 17, 2019, BEC 0152
Join certified Fermentationist and Nutritional Therapy Practitioner Robbie Bianchi-Pray to learn about the exciting process of brewing traditional fermented Kombucha tea. All participants will go home with their own culture for lifelong brewing and the confidence to share their creations with friends! Bring $35.00 cash or check to class to pay instructor for starter kit (jar, starter culture and instructions).


Saturday, October 26, 2019, CUL 119
Join Certified Financial Planner? Matt Mormino and discover how to set a foundation of financial well-being. Any successful financial plan begins with the end in mind. Parents of young children face unique and important challenges. The earlier the planning starts, the more success you will have. Learn how to prioritize and plan for this new reality including college savings, protecting your family, and much more.


Tuesday, October 22, 2019, CCC 116
Join Certified Financial Planner? Matt Mormino and discover how to set a foundation of financial well-being. Saving for college is part of being a parent. Learn how to define specific goals for your family and child. Explore various funding vehicles that meet your needs and not the needs of a salesperson offering a fancy (and complicated) financial product.


Tuesday, November 19, 2019, CCC 116
Learn how to safely operate a forklift and earn your forklift operator's card upon successful completion.


Friday, October 11, 2019, RDM3 306
Bring a world of flavor to your dinner table with easy gluten-free and dairy-free classic sauces. You will gain mastery in sauces of various ethnic traditions such as Mexican Mole Sauce, Thai Coconut Curry, Mediterranean Caper Sauce, and Spanish Romesco Sauce. These sauces are bursting with flavor while accommodating common dietary restrictions. Guaranteed to impress your family and dinner guests.


Saturday, August 24, 2019, CUL 119
Ham Radio (amateur radio) is a popular hobby and service that brings people, electronics and communication together. Before you can get on air, you need to be licensed and understand the rules to operate legally. This class will help you prepare to pass the Ham Radio Licensed Technician test and obtain your license so you can begin your journey into ham radio. Bring $15 check for cost of test. Students age 16 or older may register for this class but those under age 18 must attend with a paid parent or adult.


Saturday, October 12, 2019, HCC 0230
Saturday, November 16, 2019, HCC 0230
Reiki, an ancient Japanese form of hands-on healing, promotes relaxation, balance, and well-being using the life-force energy called Ki. Scientific studies have validated that Reiki treatments can shorten recovery times after surgeries and injuries, lower resting heart rate and blood pressure, and impart feelings of peace and calm. Learn about the history of Reiki, how to use it to promote healing for yourself and others, and practice giving and receiving Reiki. Receive documentation of completion as a Reiki I practitioner. Students are encouraged to wear comfortable clothing. Bring a pen, journal, water and a lunch.


Saturday, October 19, 2019, DPLSI
Freshen up your summer picnic and potluck recipes. Learn to create healthy new side dishes and desserts that are sure to impress. Each dish 'travels well' to your destination and won't go bad on a warm summer day.


Saturday, August 17, 2019, CUL 119
Research indicates there is a direct link between digestion and overall health. Learn about foods and herbs used throughout the world to attain and maintain digestive health. Leave with recipes to make easy herbal remedies at home.


Wednesday, November 6, 2019, BEC 0152
Adobe InDesign is an easy-to-use design and layout program used to create documents of many types, from single page advertisements and flyers to complex multi-page color publications


September 30, 2019 to October 2, 2019, LIB 0118
Discover how to take incredible photos with your iPhone! Learn to effectively use basic composition skills, image editing, and apps that add features and benefits.


Monday, October 7, 2019, CHLAB 301
Monday, November 4, 2019, CHLAB 301
Learn about safety when working with horses, while exploring your own leadership skills. Experience the language of horses, horse perspective and herd dynamics.


Saturday, September 28, 2019, HORSETALK
Learn what it takes to care for a horse including all aspects of health, housing, psychological well-being, grooming, handling, equipment and resources.


Saturday, July 20, 2019, HORSETALK
Saturday, October 5, 2019, HORSETALK
Learn how to select a horse for adoption, how to work with professionals in the field, how to navigate the world of horse tack and the costs associated with horses.


Saturday, July 27, 2019, HORSETALK
Saturday, October 12, 2019, HORSETALK
Learn basic sewing techniques in this hands-on class. Topics will include tips on which stitch to use, types of needles and when to use them, adjusting tension and different types of seams for various applications. Students will have the opportunity to complete one pillow case in this four-hour class. Materials are required for this class.


Saturday, September 21, 2019, HCC 0260
You don't have to be German to love Bratwurst. Learn to make fresh Bratwurst from start to finish. Explore different sausages and curing techniques and then jump in to make your own, just in time for summer grilling season.


Saturday, August 3, 2019, CUL 117
Learn what you need to know before it's too late to make the most of your Social Security! Most Americans pay into Social Security for the majority of their lives.


Thursday, October 17, 2019, BEC 0152
Explore how foods like wheat and soy can interfere with thyroid function, while iodine and certain herbs can help. Fill out a thyroid questionnaire and learn to take your basal body temperature, an indicator of thyroid function.


Tuesday, August 20, 2019, CHLAB 301
Motivational Interviewing (MI) is a continual learning process. Professionals with previous MI training or practice will continue developing skills in their role supporting individuals to make and sustain behavior changes.


Friday, November 15, 2019, BEC 0154
This introduction covers the spirit, core skills and processes of MI, as well as the most current research of MI use and effective practice.


Friday, August 2, 2019, BEC 0154
Friday, October 11, 2019, BEC 0154
Make your transition from peer to supervisor successful! Being promoted to a role supervising your former peers is one of the most difficult transitions to make in your career.


Friday, November 8, 2019, CHLAB 301
Are you worried about it being too hot to turn on your stove or oven this summer? Learn healthy, no-cook recipes that are ready to go without ever having to light a flame. With a handful of simple ingredients and an imagination, no-cook meals in the summer become a cinch.


Sunday, July 21, 2019, CUL 117
Learn how to support your digestive, circulatory and immune systems to prevent a variety of health challenges as you age. Examine the foods, dietary habits and supplements that can promote healthier living.


Tuesday, October 8, 2019, CHLAB 301
You and your pet can bring unconditional love and proven psychological and medical benefits. Pet Partners Therapy Animal Program is a great way to volunteer with your pet for visiting animal programs. This workshop will provide you with the skills needed to take the next step towards visiting with your pet in hospitals, nursing homes, classrooms and other facilities.


Saturday, September 28, 2019, CHLAB 301
Dive into the world of digital photography. Learn how to capture a beautiful image and use simple photo editing techniques to create a final product. Course includes an overview of basic camera controls as well as post-processing techniques. No experience required. Bring your camera and user's manual.


Saturday, September 28, 2019, RTEC 124
Saturday, October 26, 2019, MDR 115
Saturday, November 23, 2019, PRI 111
Nothing goes together quite like pizza and beer. The delicious combination of a cheesy, doughy pizza slice and a refreshing cold beer makes for a great casual meal. Students will spend the morning with Chef Candy creating the perfect pies to bake in an outside wood-fired oven. Enjoy your pizza with a sample of beers from Geist Beerworks of Redmond. Must be 21 years of age or older and bring ID.


Saturday, August 17, 2019, CUL 117
Good writing of any kind benefits from clarity, precision, and fresh language. Poetry can help! Perfect the well-crafted line, sharpen your imagery, and get the emotional impact you're after with prompts, exercises, and techniques borrowed from poetry to up your prose writing game.


Saturday, December 7, 2019, HCC 0190
Good writing of any kind benefits from clarity, precision, and fresh language, and poetry can help! Perfect the well-crafted line, sharpen your imagery, and get the emotional impact you're after with prompts, exercises, and techniques borrowed from poetry to up your writing game, whatever your genre. 


Saturday, August 10, 2019, HCC 0190
Project management skills are in growing demand and are often required in many different occupations and industries. Attend this free information session to learn about these skills and if you might benefit from certification. Registration is recommended.


Thursday, September 19, 2019, CHLAB 301
Project management is becoming a vital part of many professions. Gain an overview of how to navigate all phases of project management, including how to successfully initiate, plan, execute, control, and close out projects applying industry accepted project management best practices.


Friday, December 6, 2019, BEC 0154
Discover how to restore bone health with or without medication. Find out how bone-rebuilding medications work and the potential side effects so you can make an informed decision. You are invited to bring your DEXA scan report, if you have one.


Tuesday, October 29, 2019, CHLAB 301
Learn why medications can be essential for treating Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD) in the short-term yet damaging to your digestion over time. Get relief without medications; stop suppressing the stomach acid that's essential to healthy digestion! Explore which foods and eating habits are most likely to produce the stomach swelling that aggravates GERD.


Tuesday, October 1, 2019, CHLAB 301
Want to learn to sew, but not sure how to use your sewing machine? This class is a great way to get started on your sewing adventure. Bring your machine and owner's manual and learn common features shared by all standard sewing machines, as well as some features specific to your model. This two-hour class is intended for the beginner with a portable, standard sewing machine (not specialty machines for quilting or embroidery).


Tuesday, September 10, 2019, BEC 0160
Thursday, September 12, 2019, BEC 0160
Tuesday, October 8, 2019, BEC 0160
Thursday, October 10, 2019, BEC 0160
Tuesday, November 12, 2019, BEC 0160
Thursday, November 14, 2019, BEC 0160
The Spanish Health Care Interpreter training prepares bilingual individuals to serve as Health Care Interpreters in medical settings and meets the Oregon Health Care interpreter law standards for entry-level training and education.


Tuesday, July 16, 2019, BEC 0154
Wednesday, August 7, 2019, BEC 0154
You don't have to give up soups during the summer. Cool off with classic chilled soup recipes such as Gazpacho and Vichyssoise. Pair them with a delicious Blue Cheese and Apple Walnut Salad or Wilted Spinach Salad with Orange Vinaigrette and you have a perfect summer meal. Bring an apron, sharp knife and take-home containers.


This course contains no sessions at this time.
For the ultimate summer BBQ, make these elegant but easy appetizers to impress your guests. Learn to create five fantastic appetizers including Fusion Wontons, Salmon Lox Crostini, Bacon-Wrapped Bleu Cheese Dates, Sausage Jalepeno Poppers, and Bruschetta Antipasta. As a bonus, students will create a Southwest Roasted Garlic plate that is sure to make you the best BBQ host in the neighborhood.


Saturday, July 27, 2019, CUL 117
Learn quick and easy summer sauces to heighten the taste of your summer dishes. Recipes will include fresh pesto sauce and bread, peanut sauce with spring rolls, chimichurri with steak skewers, and tapenade to pair with crostini. Bring an apron, sharp knife and take-home containers.


This course contains no sessions at this time.
Summer cooking doesn't need to be bland or difficult. Explore different vegetable recipes using four traditional curries (red, yellow, green, and orange). Each recipe is easily adaptable to mix and match with protein for an easy and delicious summer dinner. Bring an apron, sharp knife and take-home containers.


Saturday, August 24, 2019, PRI 127
Start your day with vegetables! Summer season offers an array of vegetables with abundant colors and flavors. In this class, learn how to shop the Farmer's Markets and incorporate a variety of locally grown produce into tasty, easy and satisfying breakfast meals. Explore a host of benefits that vegetables contribute to our health while Diane demonstrates making the following recipes: Cauliflower Cake, Sausage Egg Muffins, and Asparagus, Mushroom & Potato Hash.


Saturday, August 3, 2019, CUL 118
Medicare is a critical source of health insurance for 44 million Americans. This course will provide you with in-depth information on the often confusing process of the Medicare system to make informed choices with your own, or a loved one's, health insurance.


Tuesday, July 23, 2019, RTEC 209
Wednesday, August 7, 2019, RTEC 209
Thursday, August 8, 2019, CHLAB 301
Wednesday, September 25, 2019, CHLAB 301
Thursday, September 26, 2019, RTEC 209
Tuesday, November 12, 2019, RTEC 209
Wednesday, November 13, 2019, CHLAB 301
Fall vegetables can be roasted to sweet caramelized perfection and paired with a rich flavorful cheese and a flaky pastry to make a delicious savory pie. Pair with a salad or soup and you have a hearty winter meal. Learn to make your own custom tailored galette and turnovers with a variety of vegetables, cheeses, herbs and nuts.


Saturday, November 2, 2019, CUL 116
Discover simple watercolor techniques to create flowers, trees and cattails with the addition of ink to accent and define shapes. Materials provided.


Saturday, August 3, 2019, BEC 0152
Tuesday, October 1, 2019, BEC 0152
Monday, November 4, 2019, RDM3 306
This class builds on skills learned in the Watercolor Simplified class. Use salt, plastic wrap, spray bottles, and masking fluid to create texture and depth. Materials provided.


Saturday, August 24, 2019, BEC 0152
Tuesday, October 8, 2019, BEC 0152
Monday, November 18, 2019, RDM3 306
This course is designed for those who like wine and want to know more about it, and for those who would like to enjoy wine and just don't know where to begin. Start with a tasting and analysis of the basic components of wine - sugar, acid, tannin, and alcohol, the foundation required to knowledgeably taste and analyze wines. Discover some of the most important wine grapes and wine regions by tasting, discussing, and scoring several wines. Students must be 21 years of age or older and bring ID.


Saturday, November 16, 2019, CUL 120
Discover wire wrapping and hammered metal jewelry techniques in this one-day workshop. Projects vary, but may include a wrapped stone, a hammered bracelet, or various rings. Great for beginners or those who have taken the class in the past and want to learn some new skills.


Saturday, October 12, 2019, RDM3 309
Saturday, November 9, 2019, BEC 0152
Join professional artist Barbara Berry as you learn the principles of translating what you see to paper. Refine your skills by practicing the concepts of volume, perspective, negative space, shading, line and more. Bring a 9" x 12" spiral bound sketchbook. All other materials provided.


Saturday, October 19, 2019, BEC 0152